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Welcoming Our Members to Fall 2023

Aloha UHPA Members: Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed a well-deserved summer break and are ready for the fall semester. Our Hearts Go Out For Maui I’m sure the Maui wildfires are top of mind for many of you. Over the past three weeks, we have seen the tremendous devastation to Lahaina and cannot help but feel a deep sense of loss. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones or have suddenly become houseless as a result [...]

2023-08-31T23:03:18-10:00August 31, 2023|Academic, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi

There are no words that can describe the devastation, loss, and tragedy that occurred in Lahaina, Maui.  The incident has impacted so many families who have lost so much, not to mention the loss of life. As an island state, we are all connected and feel the loss either personally or emotionally. Kōkua  UHPA was informed that three of its Lahaina members have been significantly impacted by the incident and unfortunately lost their homes or were displaced.  As we pray for those [...]

2023-09-01T06:36:45-10:00August 31, 2023|Commentary, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Political Action Fund Notice

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2023-09-01T11:33:58-10:00August 30, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, Political, UHPA Organizational|

Things to Consider Before A Housing Move

Our partners at HomeStreet Bank submitted the below article which contains useful information for our members. Follow this UHPA Membership Only link to access your UHPA HomeStreet Bank Benefits. There's no place like home. It’s your sanctuary, your place of rest, your family’s stomping grounds. Finding and settling into the perfect home brings such a rewarding feeling, but let’s be honest: The process leading up to it is no cakewalk. There’s a lot that goes into buying a home, but that doesn’t [...]

2023-07-26T11:48:15-10:00July 26, 2023|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Book Now: UHPA’s Disney Aulani Weekend!

Our very popular UHPA Disney Aulani Weekend returns for its 9th annual event on Oct 27 & 28, 2023.  Don't miss out! UHPA members love the Disney Aulani Resort. If you are an early bird planner, this is your chance to get the best rooms at our heavily discounted rates before they sell out as they do every year. Start Earlier or Stay Later Our special rates are in effect for Oct 27 & 28.  Want to stay longer? You can reserve [...]

2023-06-01T09:23:30-10:00May 22, 2023|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

SCR 201 Primer for UHPA Members

In response to the SCR 201 feedback form content we’ve received, UHPA has published a Primer on Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 201 and related UH Policy Proposed Changes to assist members with understanding and accessing relevant documents. The primer includes: Overview of the SCR 201 purpose Justification for Policy Changes Key Changes at a Glance Links to redlined versions of each affected Regent and Executive policy   Read SCR201 Primer The primer and redlined policy changes are made available to UHPA [...]

2023-05-15T08:55:29-10:00May 15, 2023|Frontpage, News Flash, System Policy, UH Administration|

Submit Your SCR 201 Feedback and Recommendations

UHPA has created a SCR 201 Google Form to collect your feedback on the proposed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 201 Policy Changes. Any recommendations that you provide will be used to assist and guide UHPA in advocating and conveying faculty questions and concerns to management over the proposed SCR 201 changes during the consultation process. While these recommendations will be brought forward for discussion, they in itself do not guarantee policy language changes in line with the recommendations offered.   Submit SCR [...]

2023-05-15T09:26:52-10:00May 9, 2023|Academic, Frontpage, News Flash, Newsletter|

McDonalds Thanks All Educators With Free Items

UHPA received the following from authorized representatives of McDonalds and are passing it on unedited to our members: FREE McDonald’s Hot or Iced Coffee & Two Cookies For All Teachers/Educators: May 8 – 12 McDonald’s of Hawaii is thanking all educators statewide – during National Teacher Appreciation Week – for championing Hawaii’s youth and future leaders. From May 8 (Monday) to May 12 (Friday), simply present your valid school I.D. at any McDonald’s for a FREE medium hot coffee OR medium iced [...]

2023-05-08T09:43:33-10:00May 8, 2023|Frontpage, Membership Benefits|

EUTF Rates & Bylaws Voting Results Published

EUTF Voting Results  Published on 4/14/23, the results are as follows: Should the terms of the EUTF Tentative Agreement effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025 be accepted? 99.4% voted in favor 0.6% voted to reject Your new EUTF Rates Based on the now-ratified EUTF Agreement, these are the rates going into effect on July 1, 2023.  EUTF Active Open Enrollment ends on Friday, May 12, 2023.  Get more information about EUTF Active Open Enrollment.   Amended and Restated Bylaws Results Published [...]

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